Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Battleground Texas Reveals its Incompetence

"And it shall be, that just as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good and multiply you, so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you and bring you to nothing; and you shall be plucked from off the land which you go to possess."
Deuteronomy 28:63

[Author's Note: Unfortunately, the original article is behind a paywall; quotes are transcribed by hand from a paper copy.]

Ouch; from Tuesday's S.A. Express-News:
Proclaiming a passion to serve, Manuel Cevallos quit his job at Head Start to campaign for the position of Guadelupe County Precinct 2 justice of the peace.

But despite running unopposed for the Democratic nomination, the former two-term Seguin city councilman was disqualified because he voted in the March 4 Republican primary.


He was unaware of a Texas Election Code provision that disqualifies nominees if they voted in the opposing party's primary. Texas doesn't allow voters to participate in both the Republican and Democratic primaries.

Cevallos said he participated in the Republican primary to have a voice in the race for Guadelupe county judge, which featured only incumbent Larry Jones and County Comissioner Kyle Kutscher, who beat Jones. No Democrat was on the ballot.


[If Guadalupe County Democrats can't find a replacement candidate through an obscure process], the only Democrat on the general election ballot for county office will be former Seguin council Mary Louise Gonzales, who faces GOP nominee Jack Shanafelt Sr. in the race for Precinct 2 county commissioner.
Battleground Texas (and Team Barbie) say they want to "turn Texas Blue."  Fortunately, their actions don't match their rhetoric.  Their candidate recruitment has been, at best, insufficient.  Now, they can't keep one of the few candidates they managed to recruit on the ballot.  That's just pathetic.

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